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Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Woman starts hospital navigation website

Wed, 12/27/2017 - 00:09
A woman starts a website to help disabled people navigate hospitals and flag up their facilities.

Are surgery weight restrictions on the rise?

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 01:05
The use of patients' weight to limit surgery has been rising in recent years.

'My restless legs were like bees biting under my skin'

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 00:23
How restless leg syndrome made one woman severely sleep deprived.

Breakthroughs put diseases on the back foot

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 00:24
Once incurable diseases are now in the sights of doctors.

Turkey blunder 'a potential dementia sign'

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 08:42
Seeing relatives for the first time in a while could be an opportunity to spot signs of confusion.

Parents with cancer at Christmas: 'It's exhausting'

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 00:30
Parents tell of the challenges of Christmas with cancer: "I hold it in for the kids' sake, but it's exhausting".

Miniature donkeys visit care home to spread Christmas cheer

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 00:27
Christmas came early for these care home residents when they were visited by two little donkeys.

Winter flu: Should we expect the worst?

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 00:26
If speculation based on the recent flu outbreak in Australia is to be believed, then yes - but what do scientists say?

MOBO choir sings for sickle cell disease

Sat, 12/23/2017 - 00:13
Singers with sickle cell disease take over London St Pancras.

Premature twin boys home for Christmas after 20-week hospital stay

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 13:08
Twins who were born more than three months early have finally made it home.

Mother thanks 999 call handler who helped save her baby

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 11:54
Jasmin Legg has thanked the 999 call handler who helped save her four-week-old son's life.

Banbury mother dies after raising £40,000 for sons

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 10:36
Sam Kyme wanted a new life for her boys with her sister's family in Australia after her death.

Ysbyty Gwynedd pioneers electronic early warning system

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 06:19
An electronic "scoreboard" can now track any sudden changes in patients' health at a Welsh hospital.

Vending machines call for STI and HIV test kits

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 06:18
A charity wants to "normalise" testing and reduce the stigma of getting checked out.

Road to recovery

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 01:08
A teenager is reaching out to young people struggling with depression over the festive period.

Shingles vaccine 'has cut cases by a third' in England

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 01:03
But Public Health England is urging more people in their 70s to get their free injection.

Can a mobile device get the better of malaria?

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 00:22
An Oxford firm has developed a device to sequence the genome of malaria parasites to help doctors detect the strain they're dealing with.

Hospitals to cancel ops to cope with winter surge

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 16:50
Bosses say the move is needed to prepare for the early January spike in demand, but surgeons complain of short notice.

Kaci Sullivan: 'I gave birth as both genders'

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 12:01
Kaci Sullivan's second child came after he began to transition and start living as a man.

Frozen embryo record parents on 'miracle' baby

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 11:48
Tina Gibson's daughter was born from an embryo that had been frozen for nearly 25 years.